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Merry Christmas

Though today is technically festivus. I’ll begin the airing of grievances with overly complicated and useless password requirements.

Light blogging during the holidays. Ya’ll be safe and enjoy the time off.

10 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  1. Sidney Collins Says:

  2. nk Says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Uncle!

  3. nk Says:

    Holy guacamole! I just understood the “airing of grievances” allusion when I read a news story about Paul Rand’s “airing his grievances”. Is that what festivus is — libertarians whining about anything and everything? But tell me, isn’t that what they do the whole rest of the year of the year, anyway?

  4. Other Steve Says:

    You’re fundamentally wrong.

    I’m try and keep it short – but if you are complaining about password requirements you’re doing everything wrong. Every website passwordyou have should be at least 16 chars random values.

    If you aren’t using a password manager right now – you are a fool and behind the curve.

    Get LastPass, there are other options but LP is really hard to mess up. Install the extension into your browser, get the app for your phone. Set up account and add EVERYTHING to it. Get your spouse and employees to do the same if you share passwords with them.

    LastPass never has your passwords they can see on their server, locally decrypted only. They never have your master password to open the vault. You will turn 2FA : multifactor on so that when accessing LastPass you need your phone and master pass every 30 days, meaning if someone stole your master password they would need to steal your phone to access also. You can make a OTP (one time password) sheet and put it in the safe so your spouse or kids can access your vault if you ever need them to.

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON to be complaining about password requirements right now. That is a symptom not of bass web policy, but of your bad practices.

  5. ASM826 Says:

    Grievances: 1) Every gun law since 1934. 2) The cost of ammo. 3) Haz-mat fees.

    Hard to do feats of strength in a comment.

  6. Hartley Says:

    ASM, you forgot one:

    4) Do-gooder lectures about passwords.

  7. Other Steve Says:

    Hartley, technology is a wave that moves slightly faster than we do. If you think that was a ‘do-gooder lecture’, you’ve already fallen off of that wave, try not to pull other people off as you sink.

  8. Ron W Says:

    It would be a very Merry Christmas if all our elected officials would simply operate within their delegated powers and uphold ALL of the Bill of Rights according to the basic rules of English grammar. Is it too much to demand they keep their oaths of office??!!

  9. JTC Says:

    Worst episode ever of the best sitcom ever.

    Take the brightest spot of the year and try to turn it into the same complaining stomach churning BS that we have to deal with the whole rest of they year, nice.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  10. Docmerlin Says:

    Jtc, Christmas is pretty stressful and generally worse than the rest of the year, IMO

After several weeks of taking Viagra, I got used to it and took the drug only on the weekends. Noticing the changes, my girlfriend started to ask me why I'm so active on weekends. I had to honestly confess everything. She was not upset but supported me. So thanks to Viagra, I made sure that I'm loved just like the way I am.